Inspiring Learning & Creativity: Presentations that Engage

"My belief is that PowerPoint doesn't kill meetings. People kill meetings."
- Peter Norvig, Google, Inc.

"If your words and images are not on point, making them dance in color won't make them relevant."
-Edward Tufte, Professor Emeritus at Yale

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Discussion: Implications of Pew findings

Demonstration: A PowerPoint on PowerPoint


  • Giving, showing, making (Hammond & Manfry)
  • Presentation Zen
  • Made to Stick
  • Developing engaging presentations - an approach, not a method or technique

Exercise: Developing your own template

  • Identify a topic or concept that's important in your content area
  • ON PAPER, identify your core message
  • ON PAPER, storyboard how you might tell your story (make it sticky)
  • In PowerPoint mock up some slides



Reading/Exploration: Life on the Screen, Digital Directors Guild, and Podcast